One of the agile principles reads:
Build projects around motivated individuals … self-organizing teams … and trust them to get the job done.
However many organizations and leaders end up adopting agile frameworks with the same plan-and-predict mindset they’ve always had. Too frequently, the old, centralized, command-and-control system of management remains in place.
We can’t deal with the increasing world of complexity and unpredictability by doing more controlling, planning and prediction. We have to let go of our linear, reductionist mindset and instead aim for self-management
enabled by servant leadership. We have to go beyond agile
That’s all great, but where to start? In this newsletter I’ll share a few articles that can help.
Also, next Tuesday
I’m speaking at the Agile Holland meetup
and there are still a few spots left. If it’s full, put yourself on the waiting list and I’ll see what I can do.